Urban Country

Santa Monica, CA

About Urban Country

Urban Country houses unique objects and colorful remnants of America's past. Starting in the late 1990's, Steven Schwartz and Casey Hale have focused the Urban Country collection on anonymous American Folk art as well as pieces from carnivals, circuses and sideshows of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Vintage sideshow banners, shooting galleries and ventriloquist heads are on display alongside vintage industrial furniture and lighting, antique American flags, massive 19th century general store tables, anonymous American folk art and humorous vintage and antique ro...Read More

Urban Country

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Antique Late 19th Century United States Country Painted Furniture
Wood
Great apple green painted general store or hardware cubby cabinet, circa 1890-1900 . Very well constructed. Found in the mid-west.
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Steampunk Signs
Fantastic vintage movie marquee channel letters "Metropolitan" from Midwestern movie theater. Heavy sheet metal construction. Most likely neon skins that were stripped from...
Early 20th Century Canada Folk Art Painted Furniture
Large-scale North American church altar found in the midwestern United States. Most likely Canadian made. Traces of original white and gold paint surface. Chalice lock box with origi...
Vintage 1940-1949 Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Vintage double-sided Mickey and Minnie Mouse wood carvings. Original paint surface, circa 1940s found in New York. Mickey's dimensions are 9.75" x 8" x 11.5" tall....
Vintage 1940-1949 United States Folk Art Signs
Iron, Wood
Double-sided "Forbidden City" trade sign found in Chinatown in New York City. Signed by Fox Signs. Hand-painted with some foil lettering. Please note first two images are o...
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Antique 19th Century United States Folk Art Sculptures
Wood
Terrific find! A wonderful pair of carved architectural American eagles. Found on the east coast and were said to have originally been part of a circa 1876 Federal building in St. Lo...
Early 20th Century United States Mission Cabinets
Oak
Fantastic oak display cases. Join together to form a bowtie shape. Each has one door for access and original glass shelves (not shown in images). Very solid and sturdy. These are rea...
Vintage 1940-1949 United States Industrial Signs
Sheet Metal
Nice chunky three dimensional enamel FOODS neon sign skin from midwestern general store. Great wall display. Neon tubing and transformer has been stripped from sign. Great kitchen, r...
Mid-20th Century United States Folk Art Statues
Iron
Vintage iron abstract cubist crucifix from American Church. Found in the midwest. Great detail. Quite heavy.
Vintage 1940-1949 United States Folk Art Carnival Art
Vintage carnival midway knockdown punk. Perhaps one of a kind Don duck? Great condition and vibrant paint surface. Donald Duck first cartoon appearance was in 1934 as part Disney's S...
Early 20th Century United States Folk Art Painted Furniture
Wood
Great one drawer table that appears to have been the work horse for an American general store. Found in the great lakes area. Green and black original paint surface. Drawer is quite ...
Sigler Studios
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas
A personal favorite! 15 7/2 feet tall. American "Wondercade" sideshow banner. Painted and signed by J. Sigler. One of the great American sideshow banner artists. Death defy...

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